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Early numbers show school’s levy could drop

January 29, 2019 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERGPCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – With the Fort Madison School District just now starting their budgeting process, early numbers could possibly show a drastic reduction in the levy rate for next year. District [Read More…]

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Parent takes complaint to state board

September 12, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – The parent of a former Fort Madison Middle School student has filed a complaint with an Iowa board that could launch an investigation into how school officials [Read More…]

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Brian Steffensmeier appointed to FM school board

August 26, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Community School district appointed Brian Steffensmeier to the board at its regular Monday meeting last week. Steffensmeier was the only candidate to answer questions from the [Read More…]

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McKay takes over as Richardson principal

June 19, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Fort Madison will have a familiar face leading one of its elementary programs in the fall. At Monday’s regular meeting of the Fort Madison Community School District’s [Read More…]

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FMCSD announces early dismissal

May 28, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Due to extreme temperatures forecasted, the Fort Madison Community School District will have an early dismissal tomorrow, Tuesday, May 29th at 1:00 PM, according to a PowerSchool announcement made this [Read More…]

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Banned seniors get chance to walk at graduation

May 25, 2018 Lee Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR Fort Madison Community School District Superintendent Erin Slater has offered an olive branch of sorts to the 19 seniors who are currently banned from participating in the Fort Madison High [Read More…]

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Swink offered FMCSD AD post

May 19, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – According to the Fort Madison Community School District website, current Burlington Notre Dame Athletic Director Jeremy Swink has been offered the position of Activities Director for the [Read More…]

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Lincoln School put on early morning lockdown

April 24, 2018 Lee Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Fort Madison Lincoln Elementary students and staff were put on lockdown this morning after a domestic incident in the neighborhood was reported by Fort Madison police. The lockdown has [Read More…]

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Dravis elected as NEA director Saturday

April 8, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 1

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A lifelong Fort Madison student, teacher, and advocate has been elected to directorship with the National Education Association. At a delegate assembly this weekend at Prairie Meadows [Read More…]

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Voters knock down two area referendums

April 3, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – Voters in southeast Iowa shot down two attempts to improve school facilities for area students on Tuesday. The third time wasn’t charming for Fort Madison School district [Read More…]

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Referendum absentee ballots now available

March 19, 2018 Lee Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – Denise Fraise, Lee County Auditor, announces that absentee ballots for the Special School Bond Election to be held Tuesday, April 3, are currently available in the auditor’s office. You [Read More…]

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Bill to cut “backfill” payments has mixed local impact

March 5, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A proposed bill that would phase out payments to counties for commercial and industrial tax replacements is getting mixed reactions from area agency budget officials. Senate File [Read More…]

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FMMS announces 2nd quarter honor rolls

January 27, 2018 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY PCC STAFF FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the 2nd quarter of the 2017-2018 school year. Pen City Current and our advertisers congratulate these students on [Read More…]

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School officials outline new anonymous reporting app

November 8, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 0

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A new anonymous reporting app for Fort Madison Community School district residents will go live on Nov. 20. Fort Madison High School Assistant Principal Patrick Lamb made [Read More…]

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Superintendent releases statement on anti-bullying efforts

August 31, 2017 Lee Vandenberg 0

(Editor’s Note: FMCSD Superintendent Erin Slater released the following statement today regarding the school’s new anti-bullying efforts. Slater said no additional interviews would be conducted at this time.) Our thoughts and prayers go out to [Read More…]

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School’s facility review paints a dim picture

July 17, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 1

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR FORT MADISON – A bleak picture of funds available for school district maintenance and rehab is now at the forefront of future discussions with the school board. The school district’s [Read More…]

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FMCSD, teachers union exchange offers

April 12, 2017 Chuck Vandenberg 1

BY CHUCK VANDENBERG PCC EDITOR – After a very quick meeting Wednesday afternoon, negotiations were underway between the Fort Madison School District and the Fort Madison Education Association. After reading a brief statement, FMEA Chief [Read More…]